Posted on May 23, 2019
Abundant Life Church (Alton, IL) Youth Minister David Anderson talks about the church's annual missionary trip to Panama.

MEETING PROGRAM MAY 23, 2019 Rick Hooks 2019-05-23 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 16, 2019
Amare, NFP Executive director Ty Bechel describes the drug recovery support services that his organization provides for the community. Additional information can be found at http://www.amarenfp.org

MEETING PROGRAM MAY 16, 2019 Rick Hooks 2019-05-16 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 09, 2019
Alton, Illinois K-9 officer Michael Manelli talks about some of the ways his dog Jax assists him in policing. 
MEETING PROGRAM MAY 9, 2019 Rick Hooks 2019-05-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 02, 2019
University of Illinois Extension Service Master Gardeners Kim Schoenfeld and Nancy Orrill share information about the Village Garden in Godfrey, Il and the value of planting native plant species.
MEETING PROGRAM MAY 2, 2019 Rick Hooks 2019-05-02 05:00:00Z 0
2019 RYLA STUDENTS Rick Hooks 2019-04-28 05:00:00Z 0
2019 SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS Rick Hooks 2019-04-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 25, 2019
Jim Folsom speaks about the Serving Our Streets program that features volunteers and groups helping the homeless of downtown St. Louis, Missouri on a weekly basis. Additional information can be found on the organizations Facebook page.
MEETING PROGRAM APRIL 25, 2019 Rick Hooks 2019-04-25 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 18, 2019
Roxana (IL) Parks and Rec Director Debbie Ferry tells us about the variety of activities offered in the two parks that are part of the district.
 
MEETING PROGRAM APRIL 18, 2019 Rick Hooks 2019-04-18 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 11, 2019
Madison County Transit Director of Marketing and Planning, SJ Morrison,  provides a brief history of the transit district and the programs that are currently provided, including the 130 miles of bike trails.

Madiosn County bus service public transit transit
MEETING PROGRAM APRIL 11, 2019 Rick Hooks 2019-04-11 05:00:00Z 0 Madiosn County,bus service,,public transit,transit
Posted on Mar 28, 2019
Project Read Program Coordinator Shella Vaughn talks about the volunteer driven program. Tutoring is offered for reading, math and english as a second language. If you would like additional information call 618.468.4144 or link here https://bit.ly/2HM4KHW
MEETING PROGRAM MARCH 28, 2019 Rick Hooks 2019-03-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 21, 2019
East Alton schools Superintendent Emily (r) and Curriculum Director Alyssa (l) make a presentation about "Childhood Trauma and Toxic Stress" among elementary aged students.
MEETING PROGRAM MARCH 21,2019 Rick Hooks 2019-03-21 05:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM MARCH 14, 2019 Rick Hooks 2019-03-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 07, 2019
Julia's Banquet Center building owner Todd Kennedy gives us a tour of the newly remodeled facility. Well done!

MEETING PROGRAM MARCH 7,2019 Rick Hooks 2019-03-07 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 24, 2019
Here's a look at our newly remodeled meeting space. Looking good!

MEETING SPACE REVEAL Lori Palmer 2019-02-24 06:00:00Z 0
BASKETBALL TOURNEY 2019 Mark Allison 2019-02-02 06:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM JANUARY 17, 2019 Rick Hooks 2019-01-17 06:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM JANUARY 10, 2019 Rick Hooks 2019-01-10 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 03, 2019
Wood River, IL based Operation Blessing Executive Director Karen Wilson talks about her organization and the 6,000 local residents served in 2018.

MEETING PROGRAM JANUARY 3, 2019 Rick Hooks 2019-01-03 06:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM DECEMBER 20, 2018 Rick Hooks 2018-12-20 06:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM DECEMBER 13, 2014 Rick Hooks 2018-12-13 06:00:00Z 0
RINGING THE BELLS! Lori Palmer 2018-12-08 06:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM NOVEMBER 29, 2018 Rick Hooks 2018-11-29 06:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM NOVEMBER 8, 2018 Rick Hooks 2018-11-08 06:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM NOVEMBER 1, 2018 Rick Hooks 2018-11-01 05:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM OCTOBER 18, 2018 Rick Hooks 2018-10-18 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 11, 2018
These lads constitute our official fire watchers brigade
FAMILY COOKOUT Rick Hooks 2018-10-11 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 04, 2018
Madison County (IL) Circuit Judge David Dugan shares his thoughts and concerns about judicial independence and the diminishing rating of the U.S. judiciary in the view of the American public.

MEETING PROGRAM OCTOBER 4, 2018 Rick Hooks 2018-10-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 06, 2018
Oasis Women's Center Client Services Coordinator Marcy Jacobs describes the services offered and the clients served by the Alton, Illinois agency.
MEETING PROGRAM SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 Rick Hooks 2018-09-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 30, 2018
Rotary District Governor Brian Barstead shares some thoughts (and his theme pin belt) during his annual club visit.

MEETING PROGRAM AUGUST 30, 2018 Rick Hooks 2018-08-30 05:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM AUGUST 23, 2018 Rick Hooks 2018-08-23 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 16, 2018
 Philharmonic Society of Bellevillle (IL) Music Director and Conductor Robert Hart Baker talks about the long history of the organization and the  programing during the upcoming season. For additional information, link here http://www.bellevillephilharmonic.org

Belleville Philharmonic music
MEETING PROGRAM AUGUST 16, 2018 Rick Hooks 2018-08-16 05:00:00Z 0 Belleville Philharmonic,,music
Posted on Aug 09, 2018
Bellefontaine Cemetery (St. Louis, MO) Event and Volunteer Coordinator Daniel Fuller talks about the history of the cemetery and some of the famous people that call it their final resting place. More information can be found by linking here http://bellefontainecemetery.org/

MEETING PROGRAM AUGUST 9, 2018 Rick Hooks 2018-08-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 02, 2018
Lindsey presents a scholarship check to Allison for $1450. She will be attending Lewis and Clark Community College (Godfrey, IL). We wish Allison great success.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD Rick Hooks 2018-08-02 05:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM AUGUST 2, 2018 Rick Hooks 2018-08-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 26, 2018
Mayor Marty Reynolds talks about all the great things that are happening in Roxana, Illinois.

MEETING PROGRAM JULY 26, 2018 Rick Hooks 2018-07-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 19, 2018
Great Rivers and Routes Tourism Bureau President Brett Stawar shares what's new with area tourism.

MEETING PROGRAM JULY 19, 2018 Rick Hooks 2018-07-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 12, 2018
Rotarian Tim Gutknecht talks about the Rotary District 6510 sponsored program, the Belize Children's Project, now in its 41st year.  For additional information about hosting a child contact Chris Lashley (618.691.9523) or Charlene Brennan (618.691.9120).

MEETING PROGRAM JULY 12, 2018 Rick Hooks 2018-07-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 05, 2018
Phillips 66 refinery Director of Government and Community Relation, Melissa Erker, talked explained the use of "flairing" in  the oil refining process.

MEETING PROGRAM JULY 5, 2018 Rick Hooks 2018-07-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 21, 2018
Refuge Executive Director Erin Bickle provides an overview of her agency that serves the needs of children in Madison County (Illinois) who have experienced the trauma of violence, neglect and abuse. More information can be found ahttp://www.refuge4kids.org
MEETING PROGRAM JUNE 21, 2018 Rick Hooks 2018-06-21 05:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM JUNE 14, 2018 Rick Hooks 2018-06-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 07, 2018
Tyler Elbrecht talks about the new hockey training facility that will open in early June adjacent to the Ice Arena in East Alton, Illinois.
MEETING PROGRAM JUNE 7, 2018 Rick Hooks 2018-06-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 31, 2018
Volunteers Kathy Hunt and Lynn Wuebbels describe the English as a Second Language program
MEETING PROGRAM MAY 31, 2018 Rick Hooks 2018-05-31 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 17, 2018
Columbians Deisy and Claribelle are joined by Panamanian Ana to perform a Columbian folk dance.
MEETING PROGRAM MAY 17, 2018 2018-05-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 10, 2018
The Riverbender's (Alton, IL)  Dan Brannan talks about the book he coauthored with his good friend Andy Yakstis, You Can't Kill the Dream.  Here's an Amazon link to the book https://amzn.to/2jOzFoS
MEETING PROGRAM MAY 10, 2018 Rick Hooks 2018-05-10 05:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM MAY 3, 2018 Rick Hooks 2018-05-03 05:00:00Z 0
2018 SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS Rick Hooks 2018-04-30 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 13, 2018
East Alton (IL)  School District Superintendent Virgil Moore explains the new Illinois school funding formula and it's impact on the area school districts. He is assisted by incoming district Superintendent Emily Warnecke.
 
 
MEETING PROGRAM APRIL 12, 2018 2018-04-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 05, 2018
Rotarian Dave Miller describes several  knots that are useful while on a boat (land too).
MEETING PROGRAM APRIL 5, 2018 Rick Hooks 2018-04-05 05:00:00Z 0
DISCO BINGO NIGHT Rick Hooks 2018-03-24 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 22, 2018
Mustard Seed Peace Project representative Allen Oertel describes the good work that the organization is doing in Guatemala
MEETING PROGRAM MARCH 22, 2018 Rick Hooks 2018-03-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 08, 2018
Illinois Attorney General Military & Veterans Rights Bureau Chief Tom Banning describes the services offered by his office.
MEETING PROGRAM MARCH 8, 2018 Rick Hooks 2018-03-08 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 22, 2018
Chris wins the $160 50-50 jackpot. Lindsey approves.
THAT'S A WINNER! Bill Pyatt 2018-02-22 06:00:00Z 0
NICE FOUNDATION FOOD PACKING PROJECT CREW Lori Palmer 2018-02-17 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 19, 2018
Lewis & Clark Community College (Godfrey, IL) Director of Institutional Research & Library Services, Dennis Krieb, describes the economic impact that the college has on the local economy.
MEETING PROGRAM JANUARY 18, 2018 Rick Hooks 2018-01-19 06:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM JANUARY 11, 2018 Rick Hooks 2018-01-11 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 04, 2018
Madison County (IL) Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Sheriff, Major Jeff Connor, provides an overview of the St. Louis Major Case Squad operations.
MEETING PROGRAM JANUARY 4, 2018 Rick Hooks 2018-01-04 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 21, 2017
Ordello Vice President Landry Sorbel talks about the recent partnership with To-Go delivery service to offer restaurants in the Metro East (St. Louis, MO) a seamless ordering and delivery experience. Additional information can be found at this link http://www.ordello.com
Ordello delivery
MEETING PROGRAM DECEMBER 21, 2017 Rick Hooks 2017-12-21 06:00:00Z 0 Ordello,delivery
Posted on Dec 07, 2017
Alton (IL) Memorial Hospital Development Specialist Jeanne Truckey offers an insight into the hospital's history via a series of trivia questions.
MEETING PROGRAM DECEMBER 7, 2017 Rick Hooks 2017-12-07 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 16, 2017
Alton Family Martial Arts & Fitness owner Adam Marburger and instructor Cort Wahle describe the variety of family friendly options available at their Alton, Illinois center. Additional information can be found by following this link http://www.martialartsalton.com
MEETING PROGRAM NOVEMBER 16, 2017 Rick Hooks 2017-11-16 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 09, 2017
Madison County Sheriff Department Lt. James Goeken talks about "situational awareness" and shares some tips on how to be aware.
MEETING PROGRAM NOVEMBER 9, 2017 Rick Hooks 2017-11-09 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 02, 2017
Alton, Illinois Parks and Rec Director Michael Haynes talks about recent Gordon Moore Park upgrades and future plans.
MEETING PROGRAM NOVEMBER 2, 2017 Rick Hooks 2017-11-02 05:00:00Z 0
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY WORK DAY Rick Hooks 2017-10-26 05:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM OCTOBER 19, 2017 Rick Hooks 2017-10-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 05, 2017
Lewis and Clark Community College (IL) President Dale Chapman and welding program director Travis Jumper talk about campus programs and the new Weber Workforce Center.
MEETING PROGRAM OCTOBER 5, 2017 Rick Hooks 2017-10-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 28, 2017
Madison County (IL) Judge Barbara Crowder shares highlights of the Elder Justice Initiative providing improved access to the court system for citizens age 60 and above.
MEETING PROGRAM SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 Rick Hooks 2017-09-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 14, 2017
Long time club secretary Lori Palmer accepts her "Difference Maker" award from Rotary district governor Doug Huff.
DIFFERENCE MAKER 2017-09-14 05:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 Rick Hooks 2017-09-07 05:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM AUGUST 31, 2017 Rick Hooks 2017-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 17, 2017
Bethalto (Illinois) Cedarhurst Assisted Living Community Outreach Coordinator, Eliza Pautz, provides an overview of the company and the new Bethalto assisted living/memory care facility. Additional information can be found at their Facebook page or by linking  here http://www.cedarhurstliving.com
 
MEETING PROGRAM AUGUST 17, 2017 Rick Hooks 2017-08-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 03, 2017
Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Managing Attorney, Clarissa Gaff, describes the variety of services that her agency offers to lower income and older citizens. Her office is located in Alton, Illinois. Additional information can be found at the Land of Lincoln web site http://www.lollif.org
 
MEETING PROGRAM AUGUST 3, 2017 Rick Hooks 2017-08-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 27, 2017
Long time East Alton, Illinois resident Judy Richie shares some East Alton historical highlights and her recently published East Alton pictorial book.
MEETING PROGRAM JULY 27, 2017 Rick Hooks 2017-07-27 05:00:00Z 0
President Bill presents the Business of the Year award to Rick Wooley of B & R Auto Body
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR 2017-07-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 13, 2017
Zeke Jabasch and Benjamin Godfrey make a presentation about the Benjamin Godfrey Legacy Trail and share a bit of Godfrey's historical impact in the Alton, Illinois area.
 
MEETING PROGRAM JULY 13, 2017 Rick Hooks 2017-07-13 05:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM JULY 6, 2017 Rick Hooks 2017-07-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 22, 2017
While East Alton Rotarian Brad Lavite was station in Iraq he had the opportunity to visit the ancient city of Ur. He shares his memories.
MEETING PROGRAM JUNE 22, 2017 Rick Hooks 2017-06-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 08, 2017
"Just Keep Walkin'" founder Jack Wilcox talks about the efforts of his organization to assist people suffering with opiate related problems in Madison County Illinois
MEETING PROGRAM JUNE 8, 2017 2017-06-08 05:00:00Z 0
OUR NEWEST ROTARIAN 2017-06-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 01, 2017
American Cancer Society Community Development Manager Sheena Whitehead talks about the variety of services the ACS offers to people dealing with cancer. 
 
 
MEETING PROGRAM JUNE 1, 2017 Rick Hooks 2017-06-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 25, 2017
East Alton Rotary Club member Paul Hoover shares his observations about a recent visit he made to the Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany.
MEETING PROGRAM MAY 25, 2017 Rick Hooks 2017-05-25 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 11, 2017
St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Pat Gauen shares some stories with the club. Pat recently retired after  a 47 year career with the Collinsville Herald, St. Louis Globe-Democrat and the Post-Dispatch.
MEETING PROGRAM MAY 11, 2017 Rick Hooks 2017-05-11 05:00:00Z 0
2017 SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS 2017-05-04 05:00:00Z 0
OUR NEWEST ROTARIAN Rick Hooks 2017-05-04 05:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM APRIL 20, 2017 rick Hooks 2017-04-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 13, 2017
Ty Bechel shares some mileposts along his trip to opiate addiction and eventual recovery.  The book about his journey is called "Heroin Rising: A Tale of True Terror".  The electronic version is available for free via Amazon http://tinyurl.com/mj8zll2
 
 
MEETING PROGRAM APRIL 13, 2017 Rick Hooks 2017-04-13 05:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM MARCH 30, 2017 Rick Hooks 2017-03-30 05:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM MARCH 16, 2017 Rick Hooks 2017-03-16 05:00:00Z 0
EAST ALTON HISTORY MUSEUM TOUR 2017-03-09 06:00:00Z 0
BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT WINNERS 2017-02-11 06:00:00Z 0
IT'S MAKE-UP TIME Rick Hooks 2017-02-09 06:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM JANUARY 12, 2017 2017-01-13 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 05, 2017
Boys and Girls Club of Bethalto (IL) Director Kathy Wilson talks about the history of the club and the wide variety of programs that are offer at their facility. For additional information please visit http://www.bgcbethalto.com
MEETING PROGRAM JANUARY 5, 2017 Rick Hooks 2017-01-05 06:00:00Z 0
DOING GOOD 2016-12-24 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 22, 2016
Explosive Ordinance Disposal (bomb disposal) expert and Vietnam era vet Mike Weber talks about his recent trips to Southeast Asia.
 
 
MEETING PROGRAM DECEMBER 22, 2016 Rick Hooks 2016-12-22 06:00:00Z 0
WINTER WONDERLAND TRAFFIC CONTROL Rick Hooks 2016-12-09 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 03, 2016
Madison County (Illinois) board member and Southwestern Illinois Employers Association President, Mike Walters, talks about what is happing at the county board level and shares some Illinois State Capital anecdotes.
 
MEETING PROGRAM NOVEMBER 3, 2016 2016-11-03 05:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM SEPTEMBER 22, 2016 Rick Hooks 2016-09-22 05:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM SEPT. 15, 2016 Rick Hooks 2016-09-15 05:00:00Z 0
THIS CLOSE Lori Palmer 2016-09-15 05:00:00Z 0
2016 SOAP BOX RACE 2016-09-10 05:00:00Z 0
EXCHANGE STUDENT DANIELA AND DISTRICT GOV TONY Lori Palmer 2016-09-01 05:00:00Z 0
EXCHANGE STUDENT DANIELA ARRIVES Rick Hooks 2016-08-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 11, 2016
 

Madison County (Illinois) Coroner Steve Nonn describes some of the issues with the heroin abuse epidemic and the resources being used to help save lives and reduce heroin use.

 
MEETING PROGRAM AUGUST 11, 2016 Rick Hooks 2016-08-11 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 04, 2016
The Bank of Edwardsville Vice President of Operations and Information Security, Jane Morris, discusses some cybersecurity methods to protect against phishing and ransomware. 
MEETING PROGRAM AUGUST 4, 2016 Rick Hooks 2016-08-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 01, 2016
East Alton-Wood River High School graduate Vivian (top) and Roxana High School graduates Brendan and Sawyer display their names on the scholarship plaques.
2016 SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS Rick Hooks 2016-08-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 28, 2016
Lewis and Clark Community College (Godfrey, IL) Associate Dean for Adult Education, Valorie Harris, describes the adult ed programs available at the four college campuses.For additional information link to http://www.lc.edu/adulted
MEETING PROGRAM JULY 28, 2016 Rick Hooks 2016-07-28 05:00:00Z 0
OUR NEWEST ROTARIAN 2016-07-28 05:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM JULY 21, 2016 Rick Hooks 2016-07-21 05:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM JULY 14, 2016 Rick Hooks 2016-07-14 05:00:00Z 0
2016-17 OFFICERS 2016-07-11 05:00:00Z 0
PAUL HARRIS FELLOWS 2016-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
DOG TIRED? 2016-06-16 05:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM JUNE 16, 2016 Rick Hooks 2016-06-16 05:00:00Z 0
2016 SCHOLARSHIP STUDENT VISIT 2016-06-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 02, 2016
Midwest Members Credit Union Marketing Director Lindsey Kahl provides an overview of the Credit Union and their commitment to serving the community.
 
 
MEETING PROGRAM JUNE 2, 2016 Rick Hooks 2016-06-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 26, 2016
Alton Little Theater Marketing & Development Director Lee Cox talks about all the exciting things that are happening at (and with) the theater as they prepare for their 83th season. Additional information can be found at http://www.altonlittletheater.org
 
MEETING PROGRAM MAY 26, 2016 2016-05-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 19, 2016
After identifying several community needs based on time (not money), Reda Iskarous has proposed a program to ask citizens to donate their time to help the fellow community members.  If you would like additional information, Reda may be reached at riskarous@lgpconsulting.com
 
MEETING PROGRAM MAY 19, 2016 Rick Hooks 2016-05-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 12, 2016
Madison County Board of Review Chairman, Bessie Powers, discusses the procedure for having your property assessment reviewed.
MEETING PROGRAM MAY 12, 2016 Rick Hooks 2016-05-12 05:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM APRIL 28, 2016 Rick Hooks 2016-04-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 21, 2016
Travel coordinator Patti Anderson shares some photos, videos and thoughts on her recent international travels
 
 
MEETING PROGRAM APRIL 21, 2016 Rick Hooks 2016-04-21 05:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM APRIL 14, 2016 Rick Hooks 2016-04-14 05:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM APRIL 7, 2016 Brad Pulaski 2016-04-07 05:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM MARCH 31, 2016 Rick Hooks 2016-03-31 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 24, 2016
Cahokia Mounds State (Illinois) Historic Site Assistant Site Manager William Iseminger provides an overview of this UNESCO World Heritage Site Located near St. Louis, Missouri. Additional information can be found at http://www.cahokiamounds.org
MEETING PROGRAM MARCH 24, 2016 Rick Hooks 2016-03-24 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 10, 2016
President Roger and Paul induct new member Matt
NEW ROTARIAN Rick Hooks 2016-03-10 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 10, 2016
Alton (IL) School District Reach Out and Read Program Coordinator Elaine Kane talks about the program that connects community volunteers with children to help improve their reading skills. Additional program information can be found at the district web site www.altonschools.org
 
 
MEETING PROGRAM MARCH 10, 2016 Rick Hooks 2016-03-10 06:00:00Z 0
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION FEBRUARY 18, 2016 Brad Pulaski 2016-03-08 06:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM JANUARY 28, 2016 Brad Pulaski 2016-03-08 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 03, 2016
Regional Manager of Member Outreach for the  Illinois Association of Realtors, Kyle Anderson, shares issues at the federal, state and local level that effect all real estate stakeholders
 
MEETING PROGRAM MARCH 3, 2016 Rick Hooks 2016-03-03 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 25, 2016
President Roger inducts new member Chris while Allen prepares to present the Rotary pin.
OUR NEWEST ROTARIAN Fred Slow 2016-02-25 06:00:00Z 0
COMMUNITY HOPE CENTER Feb. 25, 2016 Brad Pulaski 2016-02-24 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 04, 2016
Cory Gallivan reviews the tax proposals made by the leading presidential contenders and the possible implications.
PRESIDENTIAL TAXES FEBRUARY 4, 2016 Brad Pulaski 2016-02-04 06:00:00Z 0
5th & 6th GRADE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT 2016-01-30 06:00:00Z 0
OUR NEWEST MEMBER Rick Hooks 2016-01-21 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 14, 2016
Certified Illinois concealed carry instructor Dave Birk describes the program and the state required training.
MEETING PROGRAM JANUARY 14, 2016 Rick Hooks 2016-01-14 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 07, 2016
Ironworks Christian Ministries representative Bryan Grieve provides an overview of the organization which is  located in Wood River, Illinois  (Riverbend) area.
MEETING PROGRAM JANUARY 7, 2016 Rick Hooks 2016-01-07 06:00:00Z 0
Alton (IL) Salvation Army representatives Lt. Bryan Ellison and Greg Gelzinnis talk about the Riverebend area's need for a successful kettle season. You can volunteer to staff a kettle site via http://ringbells.org or by calling 618.465.7764.
 
MEETING PROGRAM DECEMBER 17, 2015 2015-12-17 06:00:00Z 0
SALVATION ARMY ROTARY ELVES Wendell Ross 2015-12-12 06:00:00Z 0
Illinois Comptroller's office representative (and Rosewood Heights resident) Patrick McRae talks about the responsibilities of the office and his ability to assist Illinois residents and businesses with comptroller issues. He can be reached by calling 618.444.6793
 
MEETING PROGRAM DECEMBER 10, 2015 2015-12-10 06:00:00Z 0
CHRISTMAS QUIZ 2015-12-03 06:00:00Z 0
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY WORK CREW 2015-10-29 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 22, 2015
East Alton History Committee Chairperson Kelli Fletcher describes the work and recent successes of the committee .
 
 
MEETING PROGRAM OCTOBER 22, 2015 Rick Hooks 2015-10-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 08, 2015
Wood River, Illinois Library Tech Specialist Scott Pyatt describes many of the technology options available to any visitor to the facility.
MEETING PROGRAM OCTOBER 8, 2015 Rick Hooks 2015-10-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 24, 2015
All American Bingo representative David Benke describes what's required to host a successful blacklight bingo event.
MEETING PROGRAM SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 Rick Hooks 2015-09-24 05:00:00Z 0
CHILI SUPPER 2015-09-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 17, 2015
 Club member Erin Phillips talks about the recent Gateway Bike MS event held in the Godfrey, Illinois area (Lewis & Clark Community College) and her experience with Multiple Sclerosis.
 
MEETING PROGRAM SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 Rick Hooks 2015-09-17 05:00:00Z 0
2015 SOAP BOX RACE 2015-09-12 05:00:00Z 0
TIME FOR A BIT OF FELLOWSHIP 2015-09-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 03, 2015
Sponsor Rhonda and President Roger welcome newly minted Rotarian Mark, henceforth know as Mark 4
OUR NEWEST MEMBER 2015-09-03 05:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM SEPTEMBER 3, 2015 Rick Hooks 2015-09-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 27, 2015
AFL-CIO Community Service Representative Bill Jakich talks about his experience with establishing a soup kitchen in Granite City, Illinois to help feed the hungry.
MEETING PROGRAM AUGUST 27, 2015 Brad Pulaski 2015-08-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 20, 2015

 

President Roger welcomes Rotary District Governor Steve Hopper to his 41st district club visit.
DISTRICT GOVERNOR VISITS 2015-08-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 13, 2015
Rotary District 6460 Public Relations Coordinator Allen Stare reviews the effort by Rotary International to enhance the Rotary "message" and coordinate the Rotary graphic look.
 
MEETING PROGRAM AUGUST 13, 2015 Rick Hooks 2015-08-13 05:00:00Z 0
COSMIC BINGO Rhonda Pluester 2015-08-07 05:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM AUGUST 6, 2015 Brad Pulaski 2015-08-06 05:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM JULY 16, 2015 Rick Hooks 2015-07-16 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 02, 2015
Senior Services Plus Events and Activities Coordinator Kim Campbell describes the wide variety of activities that are available at the SSP center in Alton, Illinois. And you don't have to be a 'senior' to participate in many of them. Additional information is available at http://www.seniorservicesplul.org
MEETING PROGRAM JULY 2, 2015 Brad Pulaski 2015-07-02 05:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM JUNE 25, 2015 Rick Hooks 2015-06-25 05:00:00Z 0
AROUND THE ROOM 2015-06-18 05:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM JUNE 18, 2015 Rick Hooks 2015-06-18 05:00:00Z 0
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Posted on May 06, 2015
Lewis & Clark State Historic Site Interpreter Pam Imes talks about the Camp River Dubois recreation and her role in incorporating early 1800's local flavor at the site.
 
MEETING PROGRAM MAY 7, 2015 Rick Hooks 2015-05-07 00:00:00Z 0
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MEETING PROGRAM APRIL 23, 2015 Rick Hooks 2015-04-23 00:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM APRIL 16, 2015 Rick Hooks 2015-04-16 00:00:00Z 0
AROUND THE ROOM Rick Hooks 2015-04-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 08, 2015
Brad pins new Rotarian Fred
NEW ROTARIAN 2015-04-09 00:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM APRIL 9, 2015 Rick Hooks 2015-04-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 01, 2015
Lewis and Clark Boy Scout council representative Don Green shares a wee bit of scouting history and his observations about the program gleaned from his 60+ years of experience.
MEETING PROGRAM APRIL 2, 2015 Rick Hooks 2015-04-02 00:00:00Z 0
AROUND THE ROOM APRIL 2, 2015 2015-04-02 00:00:00Z 0
AROUND THE ROOM MARCH 26, 2015 2015-03-31 00:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM MARCH 26,2015 Rick Hooks 2015-03-26 00:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM March 19, 2015 Rick Hooks 2015-03-19 00:00:00Z 0
AROUND THE ROOM Rick Hooks 2015-03-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 11, 2015
Wood River (Illinois) Township Deputy Assessor Linda Oldendorf describes the variety of property tax exemptions that are available to owner occupied homes
MEETING PROGRAM MARCH 12, 2015 Rick Hooks 2015-03-12 00:00:00Z 0
WHERE'S WENDELL? 2015-03-09 00:00:00Z 0
AROUND THE ROOM MARCH 5, 2015 Rick Hooks 2015-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 25, 2015
CJD E-Cycling Co-owner Kate Wolff talks about helping to 'green up' the southwestern Illinois area by providing convenient recycling services.
MEETING PROGRAM FEBRUARY 26, 2015 Brad Pulaski 2015-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 18, 2015
Former Rotary scholarship student Fred Slow talks about his career path and how grateful he is for the support provided by the club when he was in high school.
MEETING PROGRAM FEBRUARY 19, 2015 Brad Pulaski 2015-02-19 00:00:00Z 0
BASKETBALL SLIDESHOW Rick Hooks 2015-02-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 11, 2015
Angela Botz talks (signs) about some of the accomplishments that  IMPACT  has had while serving the needs of the disabled in its six county coverage area.
MEETING PROGRAM FEBRUARY 12, 2015 Brad Pulaski 2015-02-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 03, 2015
The 2015 5th-6th grade basketball tournament was held on January 31st. Lori took some 'action' photos and they can all be found under the 'photo album' column on the right side of this page.
BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT Rick Hooks 2015-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
2015-16 ROTARY THEME ANNOUNCED 2015-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM JANUARY 22, 2015 Brad Pulaski 2015-01-22 00:00:00Z 0
AROUND THE ROOM JANUARY 15, 2015 2015-01-16 00:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM JANUARY 15, 2015 Rick Hooks 2015-01-15 00:00:00Z 0
AROUND THE ROOM JANUARY 8, 2015 2015-01-09 00:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM JANUARY 8, 2015 Rick Hooks 2015-01-08 00:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM January 8, 2015 Rick Hooks 2015-01-08 00:00:00Z 0
AROUND THE ROOM DECEMBER 18, 2014 Rick Hooks 2014-12-19 00:00:00Z 0
2014 CHRISTMAS PARTY 2014-12-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Herzog on Dec 09, 2014
Christmas Family Wish Lists (4 Children)
 
Child #1  Shelbie  (girl)  Age 7     Weight – 60 lbs.              
Favorite color- Purple
 
Wish List:
Winter Coat – size 8 (purple or any color)
Hat, Gloves, Scarf
Snow Boots – size 1
Pants/Jeans – size 7 or 8
Shirts/Sweaters – size 7/8
Pajamas – size 7/8
Underwear – size 7/8
Socks
Art Supplies/Crafts
Dolls (any baby doll or Dr. McStuffin doll)
Remote control puppy that barks
Brush/comb, bath gel, lotion, shampoo
 
Child #2  Nathan (boy) Age 10 
Favorite color – Any
 
Wish List:
Winter Coat – size 10 or 11
Hat, Gloves, Scarf
Snow Boots – size 7
Shoes – size 7
Pants/Jeans – size 10
Shirts/Sweaters – size 10 or 11
Pajamas – size 10 or 11
Socks
Razor 6000
Bike
Soap, body spray, deodorant, shampoo, brush/comb
 
 
Child #3  Haylie (girl)     Age 16 months
Favorite Color- pink or purple
 
Wish List
Snow Boots – size 6
Pajamas – size 2T
Underwear – size 2T (princess or Frozen characters)
Socks
Books – Hard or bath books
Building blocks
Dolls – Disney characters
Tricycle/riding toy
Frozen Movie
Balls – noise making
Disney Action figures
Johnson “nighttime” baby wash, Toothbrushes
 
Child #4  Isaiah (boy)     Age 5 (50 lbs.)
Favorite Color – Any
 
Wish List:
 
Snow Boots – size 1
Blocks- Legos
Action Figures – Ninja Turtles, Batman
Sports Equipment – Football
Johnson “nighttime” baby wash, Bubble bath, toothbrush
2014 Rotary Christmas Family Chris Herzog 2014-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
RINGING FOR THE ARMY 2014-12-07 00:00:00Z 0
AROUND THE ROOM NOVEMBER 20, 2011 Rick Hooks 2014-11-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 19, 2014
Community Christmas director Mary Jo Kratschmer explains all the great things this Riverbend area (Alton, IL.) program has accomplished during its 25 years.
 
MEETING PROGRAM November 20, 2014 Rick Hooks 2014-11-20 00:00:00Z 0
AROUND THE ROOM NOVEMBER 13, 2014 2014-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
AROUND THE ROOM NOVEMBER 6, 2104 2014-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
AROUND THE ROOM-October 30, 2014 2014-11-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 29, 2014
Illinois Department of Agriculture Director Bob Flider explains the responsibilities of his agency as well as the the state of agriculture statewide.
 
MEETING PROGRAM OCTOBER 30, 2014 Rick Hooks 2014-10-30 00:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM OCTOBER 23, 2014 Brad Pulaski 2014-10-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 08, 2014
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Professor Emeritus Ed Harrick explains the basics of labor arbitration.
 
MEETING PROGRAM OCTOBER 9, 2014 Rick Hooks 2014-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 01, 2014
St. Clare's (Alton, IL) representatives Marli Nixon, Nancy Curvey and Sister Anastasia present the various service and living options available at their facility. For additional information visit the web site www.sahc.org
 
MEETING PROGRAM OCTOBER 2, 2014 Rick Hooks 2014-10-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 25, 2014
St. Louis City Museum representative Devin Davis talks about all the fun kids of all ages can have at this non-museum. It IS all about the FUN. Additional information can be  can be found at their web site www.citymuseum.org
 
MEETING PROGRAM SEPTEMBER 25,2014 Rick Hooks 2014-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
SOUP'S ON! 2014-09-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 17, 2014
Bill Mattatall, President of the St. Clair Beekeeper's Association, shares some of his knowledge about bees, beekeeping and honey production. (Here' s a honey tip, buy locally.)
MEETING PROGRAM SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 Rick Hooks 2014-09-18 00:00:00Z 0
DISTRICT GOVERNOR DAVE MAKES HIS PILGRIMAGE TO EAST ALTON Rick Hooks 2014-09-11 00:00:00Z 0
(See the link on the right for additional event photos)
SOAP BOX FUN 2014-09-10 00:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 Brad Pulaski 2014-09-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 27, 2014
Melissa Erker provides an overview of what constitutes an Enterprise Zone in Illinois and the application process.
 
MEETING PROGRAM AUGUST 28, 2014 Rick Hooks 2014-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
IT'S QUARTER AUCTION TIME 2014-08-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 20, 2014
Nancy and Mark Allison recount their service trip to assist a school in the country of Malawi Africa. What began as a mission to build a playground morphed into something a wee bit different.
MEETING PROGRAM AUGUST 21, 2014 Rick Hooks 2014-08-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 13, 2014
Scholarship student Jordan M. receives her $2100 check from Scholarship Committee Coordinator Erin.(President-for-a-day Bill looks on) Jordan will be attending Lewis & Clark Community College in Godfrey, Illinois.We wish her much success and hope to see her in the very near future.
OFF TO COLLEGE Rick Hooks 2014-08-14 00:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM AUGUST 7, 2014 Rick Hooks 2014-08-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 31, 2014
...Chile for my Rotary Exchange year (Katie) and Lewis & Clark Junior College (Caleb with $2150 check) for my associates degree in graphic design
I'M OFF TOO... 2014-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 30, 2014
Illinois State Representative Dan Beiser talks about the current legislative climate and some successful interventions he has had on behalf of his district residents.
 
MEETING PROGRAM JULY 31, 2014 Rick Hooks 2014-07-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 24, 2014
Madison County (Illinois) CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) representative Angela Piper provides an overview of the program. For additional information please contact CASA of Southwestern Illinois 618.234.4278
 
MEETING PROGRAM JULY 24, 2014 Rick Hooks 2014-07-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 02, 2014
Rotarian Frank Akers discusses the need to help the less fortunate in our area and a couple of programs that are designed to do just that.
MEETING PROGRAM JULY 3, 2014 Rick Hooks 2014-07-03 00:00:00Z 0
CONGRATS TO OUR NEWEST PAUL HARRIS FELLOW Rick Hooks 2014-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Wendell Ross on Jun 25, 2014
(The following is a note from club project coordinator Wendell Ross providing a July 2016 update from the 2014 project. Additional photos have been added to the international project photo album on the right.)
Recently  I visited the hospital where the Crilap Foundation that the East
Alton Rotary Club and Barranquilla Oriente Rotary Club cosponsored was
located. I found out that it had moved to a location in the annex of a new
hospital called Puertoazul in February.  So the wife and I took a taxi to
it.  The sad news is that the director I first met had past this last
January. Her then assistant Katia Mendoza is now Executive Director.  And
now the Crilap foundation is called Fabrica de Sonrisas Foundation. 
Website www.fabricadesonrisas.co.  There is a page where you can make
private donations.
When I entered the office and mentioned East Alton Rotary Club you should
have seen their faces light up. It was very heart warming. We talked about
the project.  Our clubs project helped 15 children's lives change.  There
were  surgeries this day for 2 more  happening.  Also the foundation had
35 applicants for  surgeries.  So as in many places in the world this is a
continuing need.  I was glad to be a part of helping so many children in
need via using Rotary International.
On the offices walls were 5 pictures/photos of
some of the children that they helped.  4 of the 5 pictures/photos are of
the children that were helped from our Clubs project.
 
(What follows is the timeline and reflections of the cleft palate international project coordinator Wendell Ross. A photo album titled "international project" can be found in the right side of our home page.)
It is interesting how things in life turn out.  I went to Barranquilla Colombia for some cold business calls in Sept. of 2010. At the hotel I was staying at there was a photographer taking some pictures. I started talking to him  to try and get some business leads and also to get some ideas of the culture of the country. I mentioned Rotary. He told me there were 3 Rotary Clubs in Barranquilla. We got talking about Rotary International projects an he mentioned about a school in the Pueblo that his aunt ran that was having problems with the building.
(Click below to read more)
INTERNATIONAL PROJECT Wendell Ross 2014-06-25 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 18, 2014
U.S. Senator (Illinois) Lyman Trumbull introduces the 13th amendment to the constitution. (As portrayed by Kerry Miller.)
MEETING PROGRAM JUNE 19,2014 2014-06-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 11, 2014
Project coordinator Wendell Ross describes the Barranquilla, Columbia  cleft palate project that was partially underwritten by three local Rotary clubs (East Alton, Wood River and Bethalto, IL.)
MEETING PROGRAM JUNE 12, 2014 Rick hooks 2014-06-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 04, 2014
East Alton (IL) Ice Arena Manager Larry Thatcher talks about the success of the facility and the future of "ice" in the Metro East area.
MEETING PROGRAM JUNE 5, 2014 2014-06-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 21, 2014
Rotary District 6460 representative (and Alton-Godfrey, Illinois club member) Larry Thompson explains how easy it is to sign up with the Rotary International web site and what foundation donation options  are available. He even walks  Rotarian Jeny through the online process.You can sign up by linking here https://www.rotary.org/en
MEETING PROGRAM MAY 22, 2014 Rick Hooks 2014-05-22 00:00:00Z 0
RHONDA WELCOMES OUR NEWEST ROTARIAN, SCOTT 2014-05-16 00:00:00Z 0
EAST ALTON-WOOD RIVER SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS 2014-05-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on May 07, 2014

Angela Valdez shares the mission of the Churches on the Street organization. It's a not for profit organization that is focused on providing physical and spiritual assistance for the homeless in St. Louis, Missouri. Additional information is available at www.facebook.com/ChurchesontheStreetsSTL 

 

 

MEETING PROGRAM MAY 8, 2014 Rick Hooks 2014-05-08 00:00:00Z 0
ROXANA HIGH SCHOOL INTERACT CLUB OFFICERS JOIN US FOR LUNCH Rick Hooks 2014-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Apr 30, 2014

East Alton, Illinois school district representatives Jill Miller and Sandy Wilson share information about  the 21st century initiative and the CASA programs.

 

MEETING PROGRAM MAY 1, 2014 Rick Hooks 2014-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Apr 23, 2014

Four Riverbend (Alton, Illinois) business leaders (Dwight Werts, President, Werts Welding and Tank Services.Erin Ventimiglia,Tony's Restaurant North. Rodger Renaud,COO, West Star Aviation. Mark Speciale, President, Beall manufacturing.) share their thoughts on four questions posed by Rotarian Dave Miller.

MEETING PROGRAM APRIL 24, 2014 Rick Hooks 2014-04-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Apr 16, 2014
Denmark Rotary Youth Exchange student Sophie M. shares her thoughts about her first eight months in the USA. (She likes it.) 


MEETING PROGRAM APRIL 17, 2014 Rick Hooks 2014-04-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lori Palmer on Apr 14, 2014
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RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is a leadership development program that is organized at the district level in Rotary District 6460 and facilitated by Bradley University Rotaract Club members. RYLA was held at beautiful Lake Williamson in Carlinville, IL April 11-13 this year. 

Roxana High students Anna Ballard and Tanner Davis represented East Alton Rotary at RYLA this year. It was a great opportunity to develop leadership skills in a fun environment. Both are outstanding and delightful young adults. You would be very proud of them!

 

 

RYLA 2014 Lori Palmer 2014-04-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Apr 09, 2014

Riverbender representative Wendy Wickenhauser talks about all the in house and on line activities that the Riverbender sponsors. Additional information can be found at RIVERBENDER.COM

MEETING PROGRAM APRIL 10, 2014 Rick Hooks 2014-04-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Mar 29, 2014
The East Alton Rotary Club Foundation is participating in the Amazon Smile! program. Simply go to smile.amazon.com, select East Alton Rotary Club Foundation as the organization you want to support and .5% of your purchase will be given our foundation to help fund college scholarships.  If you have an Amazon account, use your existing account, just make sure that you access it via the smile link. Invite your friends and families to help support the foundation just by buying things they were already going to purchase! Thank you for your support!

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YOUR 'SMILE' HELPS Rick Hooks 2014-03-30 00:00:00Z 0
NOTHING 'TRIVIAL" ABOUT THIS GROUP Rick Hooks 2014-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Mar 26, 2014
Phillips 66 Wood River (IL) Refinery Director of Government and Community Affairs, Melissa Erker, talks about recent and scheduled developments since the $4 billion upgrade was completed.


MEETING PROGRAM MARCH 27, 2014 Rick Hooks 2014-03-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Mar 19, 2014
Edwardsville (IL) Children's Museum board President McKinzie Breihan provides a facility overview and some of the programs sponsored by the museum. More information is available by clicking HERE

MEETING PROGRAM MARCH 20, 2014 Rick Hooks 2014-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Mar 12, 2014
Alton (Illinois) Memorial Hospital President Dave Braasch discusses the impact that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has had on his facility and on the medical care community in general.


MEETING PROGRAM MARCH 13, 2014 Rick Hooks 2014-03-13 00:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM FEBRUARY 27, 2014 Rick Hooks 2014-02-27 00:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM FEBRUARY 20, 2014 Rick Hooks 2014-02-20 00:00:00Z 0
FRESHLY MINTED ROTARIANS SANDY & SHERRY Rick Hooks 2014-02-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Feb 12, 2014

State of Illinois Comptrolle representative Matt Rice talks about the responsibilities of the office.



MEETING PROGRAM FEBRUARY 13, 2014 Rick Hooks 2014-02-13 00:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM JANUARY 30, 2014 Rick Hooks 2014-01-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Jan 22, 2014
University of Illinois Extension Service County Director Pam Jacobs talks about the variety of programs that the service provides to the residents of Madison, St. Clair and Monroe counties. Extension Educator Ashley Wetzler invites one and all to take a spin of the 4-H Q & A wheel. Get it right, win a prize! Additional information can be found by linking here HERE

MEETING PROGRAM JANUARY 23, 2014 Rick Hooks 2014-01-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Jan 15, 2014
Senior Wildlife Technician Pam Lippert describes how the TreeHouse Wildlife Center (Illinois) helps in the rescue and release of wild animals and introduces us to Boomerang and his buddy. Additional information can be found at www.treehousewildlifecenter.com

MEETING PROGRAM JANUARY 16, 2014 Rick Hooks 2014-01-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Jan 08, 2014
St. Louis Regional Airport (East Alton, Illinois) Manager Dave Miller talks about all the positive things that are happening at the airport, both inside and outside the fence.


MEETING PROGRAM JANUARY 9, 2014 Rick Hooks 2014-01-09 00:00:00Z 0
A MARINE IN CIVIES VISITS THE MEETING. ALL IS WELL! Rick Hooks 2014-01-02 00:00:00Z 0
NEW MEMBER BILL SHOWS OFF HIS BADGE TO RHONDA & PAUL Rick Hooks 2013-12-19 00:00:00Z 0
IT'S SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGING TIME Rick Hooks 2013-12-07 00:00:00Z 0
THE ROTARY ELVES WERE BUSY DISTRIBUTING CHRISTMAS FLOWERS Rick Hooks 2013-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Dec 03, 2013

A new email falsely claiming to be from Rotary International President Ron D. Burton has been targeting members of Rotary. The email has the subject line “Final Reminder” and claims that the recipient has been approved for $2 million in unclaimed funds from the Rotary Club of London District Office. The email is a scam. Rotary staff is working to resolve the issue. Avoid being the victim of scams by deleting any email that appears suspicious.

SCAM ALERT Rick Hooks 2013-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
NEW MEMBER INSTALLATION Rick Hooks 2013-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Oct 25, 2013
The shelter project adjacent to the Hartford, Illinois splash park was recently dedicated. The cost of the shelter was shared by the Bethalto, Wood River and East Alton clubs. Well done! Image
SHELTER PROJECT COMPLETE Rick Hooks 2013-10-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Jul 03, 2013

The East Alton, Wood River and Bethalto Rotary Clubs (all from District 6460 in Illinois) have partnered with the Barranquilla Orient(Columbia) Rotary Club to receive matching grants from District 6460 and Rotary International  to support the Crilap Foundation. Their mission is to provide surgery to repair children's cleft pallet. The funding will cover the surgical costs for 30 children. Patient photos can be viewed by clicking the "more" link below.

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INTERNATIONAL PROJECT UPDATE Rick Hooks 2013-07-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Jul 01, 2013
The East Alton Rotary Club  recognized Federal Steel as the Business of the Year for 2013. Club President Rhonda Pluester presents the award to Federal Steel President Mark Darr (c), Vice-President Scott Longnecker (l) and Fabrication Manager Craig Caldwell (r) 

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BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Rick Hooks 2013-07-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on May 01, 2013
Western Military Academy (Alton, Illinois) graduate Bo Jackson shares some of the proud history of WMA and of two graduates who played a significant role in WWII.


MEETING PROGRAM MAY 2, 2013 Rick Hooks 2013-05-02 00:00:00Z 0
LET'S HEAR FROM "THE WATERMAN" Rick Hooks 2013-04-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Apr 24, 2013

Loretta Goebel shares her incredible and inspirational personal story. Her journey is documented in her book "A Life In Parts" available at many online book retailers including HERE

MEETING PROGRAM APRIL 25, 2013 Rick Hooks 2013-04-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Apr 17, 2013

Madison County Transit (Illinois) Marketing Specialist Amanda Viliocco talks about the 115 mile integrated bike trail system in Madison County. Over the past 20 years this system has grown to become a big hit with bikers, walkers, moms with strollers and real estate agents. Additional information about the trials can be found HERE

MEETING PROGRAM APRIL 18, 2013 Rick Hooks 2013-04-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Apr 10, 2013
 3 Little Birds 4 Life representative Brett Swip talks about the mission of the organization. It was established to grant wishes to yound adult (ages 180-40) cancer patients. For additional information please visit their web site www.3littlebirds4life.org

MEETING PROGRAM APRIL 11, 2013 Rick Hooks 2013-04-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Mar 27, 2013
East Alton Public Library Director Rich Chartrand talks about all the good things the library is doing to serve the community, including after hours WiFi. To learn more  LINK HERE

MEETING PROGRAM MARCH 28, 2013 Rick Hooks 2013-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Mar 06, 2013
Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower (Hartford, Illinois) representatives discuss the history of the tower, it's significance to Riverbend tourism and how you can volunteer to assist. Additional information can be found by LINKING HERE


MEETING PROGRAM MARCH 7, 2013 Rick Hooks 2013-03-07 00:00:00Z 0
MEETING MAKE-UP AT THE CYPRESS CREEK (FT. LAUDERDALE, FL. ) CLUB Rick Hooks 2013-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
Our own Dave Miller almost at Woodstock Brad Pulaski 2013-02-22 00:00:00Z 0
VALENTINES DAY WITH THE FT. LAUDERDALE NORTH BEACH CLUB Rick Hooks 2013-02-14 00:00:00Z 0
ON THE ROAD-FT. LAUDERDALE (FLORIDA) NORTH BEACH CLUB Rick Hooks 2013-02-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Jan 23, 2013
Christian County (Illinois) Emergency Response Manager Mike Crews describes his experience during a 16 day assignment as part of the Superstorm Sandy relief effort.


MEETING PROGRAM JANUARY 24, 2013 Rick Hooks 2013-01-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Jan 16, 2013
Riverbend Family Ministries (Wood River, Illinois) Executive Director Tammy Iskarous explains the various family programs that operate under the RFM umbrella. The passion for what she does in contagious. For additional information visit LINK HERE

MEETING PROGRAM JANUARY 17, 2013 Rick Hooks 2013-01-17 00:00:00Z 0
2012 INTERACT CLUB VIDEO CONTEST WINNER Rick Hooks 2013-01-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Jan 09, 2013
Madison County (Illinois) Green Schools Coordinator Ann Linenfelser describes the green/recycling efforts that are taking place in many area schools. The food recycling effort in the East Alton elementary school  district is featured. For additional information LINK HERE

 

MEETING PROGRAM JANUARY 10, 2013 Rick Hooks 2013-01-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Jan 02, 2013
Illinois State Treasures Dan Rutherford talks about the success of the I-Cash/Cash Dash program that reunites lost cash with its rightful owners. He also shares his thoughts on the unresolved pension funding  problems plaguing the state. For addition information about I-CASH LINK HERE

MEETING PROGRAM JANUARY 3, 2013 Rick Hooks 2013-01-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Dec 19, 2012

Club member Brad L. received the Illinois Veteran of the Month award during a ceremony conducted at the Madison County Administrative Building. Almost 100 folks were in the audience to witness Brad receiving this honor. The award honors the work of a veteran who contributes time and talent above and beyond the call of duty at the local, state and national levels in support of fellow veterans. Congrats from all the club members.Image

VETERAN OF THE MONTH Rick Hooks 2012-12-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Dec 17, 2012

Here are the toys that will be distributed to the families of pre-k students at Washington School in East Alton. They will help to brighten this Christmas for the kids who may not otherwise receive any gifts. Thanks to Chris for coordinating (and his children for helping to select) and to all those who contributed. Image

CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR WASHINGTON SCHOOL Rick Hooks 2012-12-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Dec 08, 2012
Edwardsville High School English teacher Cara Lane, social studies teacher Allen Duncan and art teacher Kristy Dickens spent four weeks in May on a whirl-wind visit to Sweden.  But the trip was far from a sight-seeing vacation. The three were selected as part of a team of five to participate in the 2012 Rotary Foundation’s Group Study Exchange (GSE) program.
The Rotary Foundation’s GSE program is a unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for businesspeople and professionals between the ages of 25 and 40 who are in the early stages of their career. The program provides travel grants for teams to exchange visits in paired areas of different countries.

DISTRICT GSE TEAM REFLECTIONS Rick Hooks 2012-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Dec 05, 2012

Angela Valdez discusses human trafficking and share tips on how to spot and report it. 



MEETING PROGRAM DECEMBER 6, 2012 Rick Hooks 2012-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM NOVEMBER 15, 2012 Rick Hooks 2012-11-15 00:00:00Z 0
MEETING PROGRAM NOVEMBER 8, 2012 Rick Hooks 2012-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Oct 31, 2012
WellSpring Resources representative Kelly Medlin describes the mental health and substance abuses services offered by the agency.

MEETING PROGRAM NOVEMBER 1, 2012 Rick Hooks 2012-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Oct 24, 2012
In May of 2012 a Rotary sponsored Group Study Exchange (GSE) team from Illinois district 6460 visited Sweden. Cara Lane was one of those members. Here is her enthusiastic presentation made before the East Alton Rotary Club. If you would like additional information about their journey LINK HERE

MEETING PROGRAM OCTOBER 25, 2012 Rick Hooks 2012-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Oct 11, 2012
(A neighboring rotary club recently received some nice publicity about their dictionary program. Here is the story.)
Members of the Goshen Rotary, SIUE Rotaract Club and Rotary Club District 6460 Governor gathered at Albert Cassens Elementary to present dictionaries to third-grade students. ImageEvery year for the past eight years on Oct. 10, the Goshen Rotary Club presents dictionaries to all third graders in all District 7 and neighboring  parochial schools.  Present at Cassens Elementary were Dave Toby, President of the Goshen Rotary Club; Dr. James R. Brooks, Curtis Bailey, Lola Shashack and Will Shashack, all members of the Goshen Rotary Club; Brittany Seiffert, President of the SIUE Rotaract Club; Lucas Essenpreis, and Katlyn Gregov, both members of the Rotaract; and Suzanne Ellerbrock, Rotary Club District 6460 Governor.
GOSHEN ROTARY DISTRIBUTES DICTIONARIES Rick Hooks 2012-10-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Oct 10, 2012
Lewis & Clark Community College Veteran Services Coordinator Terry Lane describes the services that the college offers to enrolled vets. He also serves as the go-to guy for smart grid and micro grid technologies for LCCC.
MEETING PROGRAM OCTOBER 11, 2012 Rick Hooks 2012-10-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Oct 03, 2012
Thank you to everyone that brought in canned goods and donated to the Trick or Treat for UNICEF to help kick off Roxana Interact Club’s two current fundraisers. They collected $96 and 3 boxes of food! Image
INTERACTORS IN THE HOUSE Rick Hooks 2012-10-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Oct 03, 2012
Author Cheryl Eichar Jett talks about her pictorial publication "Route 66 In Madison County" (Illinois). She has also authored "Route 66 in Springfield" (Illinois). Additional information about these and her other publications can be found at www.amazon.com and via Facebook.
MEETING PROGRAM OCTOBER 4, 2012 Rick Hooks 2012-10-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Sep 26, 2012
Regions Bank Mortgage Loan Originator, Michelle Price, explains the Home Affordable Refinance Program that is available to anyone whose mortgage is held by either Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae.
MEETING PROGRAM SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 Rick Hooks 2012-09-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Sep 12, 2012
Jacoby Arts Center Executive Director Melissa Crockett talks about all the great arts related activity that takes place at the Jacoby. According to Melissa “there’s something going on all the time.”  Oh, and by the way, it’s not too late to sign-up for the “Arts and Champagne” fundraising gala to be held on September 22nd. Details can be found at their web site www.jacobyartscenter.org or by calling 618.462.5222.
IT'S ABOUT THE ARTS Rick Hooks 2012-09-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Sep 08, 2012
Once again, we demonstrated our almost uncanny ability to keep pedestrians out of harms way while the children enjoyed a thrilling ride down Berkshire Hill during this year's East Alton Soapbox Festival. A photo album is available to view in the right column. 
RACING FOR FUN Rick Hooks 2012-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Sep 06, 2012
The East Alton club recently held a combination meeting with the Bethalto, Riverbend and Wood River clubs. All the members welcomed District Governor Suzanne Ellerbrock and had the opportunity to hear her interesting and emotional message.  Almost $900 was raised for the Oasis Women's Center. Photos of the event can be viewed via the photo album located on the right side of this page.
QUAD MEETING A GREAT SUCCESS Rick Hooks 2012-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Aug 16, 2012
Recent Roxana High School graduate Danielle dropped by the August 16th meeting to receive her scholarship check for $2150 from our scholarship committee chair Erin. Danielle will be attending Lewis & Clark Community College and plans to receive an associates degree in dental hygiene. We wish her great success and encourage her to "keep smiling".Image
SCHOLARSHIP STUDENT IS SHOWN THE MONEY Rick Hooks 2012-08-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Aug 08, 2012

As Rotarians we know the Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster: (4) the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service. One method Rotarians can accomplish this, in part, is through membership and participation in Rotary Fellowships.

IS FELLOWSHIP FOR U? Rick Hooks 2012-08-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Jul 12, 2012
Rotarian Wendell R. recently returned from a visit to Columbia. While there, he took a few pictures of the Barranquilla Rotary CRILAP foundation facility.
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CRILAP VISIT Rick Hooks 2012-07-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Jul 05, 2012
Congrats to Cory and Cora for being the newest recipients of the Paul Harris Fellowship award.ImageImage
PHF AWARDS Rick Hooks 2012-07-06 00:00:00Z 0
WALGREENS RECEIVES BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD Rick Hooks 2012-07-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lori Palmer on Apr 11, 2012
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Roxana High School Students Attend RYLA
RYLA - 2012 Lori Palmer 2012-04-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Apr 08, 2012
The 2011-12 Rotary year photo library has now been created and updated. It is located on the lower right side of this page. Once you click to open the album you can choose individual slides to view or watch a slide show by clicking on that option to the left.
ROTARY MEETING PIX Rick Hooks 2012-04-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Mar 07, 2012
Our most recently minted Rotarian is Kelli Keller. 
Kelly come to us via the Wood River
location of the First Clover Leaf bank,
where she serves as a retail lender. let's give her a hearty East Alton welcome!
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WELCOME KELLI Rick Hooks 2012-03-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rhonda Pluester on Oct 23, 2011
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DG Gordon Jumper & AG Leonard Berg present Roxana High School Interact Club with their club       banner!

(L-R) East Alton Rotary President David Miller, East Alton Rotary Secretary Lori Palmer, Hannah Warnecke, Shannon Kamp, Jimmy Boukas, Gordon Jumper, Thomas Sillivan and Leonard Berg at Illinois College

(click MORE below for additional info about the club)

ROXANA INTERACT CLUB RECEIVES BANNER Rhonda Pluester 2011-10-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Wendell Ross on Sep 19, 2011
In support of the Columbian school rebuilding project, we are hosting a raffle of a .75 carat Columbian emerald.Tickets are $10 a piece. Only 100 will be sold. To date  (11/28/2011) 86 tickets have been purchased. To buy your ticket(s) and to support this worthy cause contact Wendell via email-redd@newssor.com
COLUMBIAN EMERALD RAFFLE Wendell Ross 2011-09-20 00:00:00Z 0
WEST END DUGOUT Rick Hooks 2011-09-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Sep 07, 2011
 Wendell Ross has just returned from Columbian with an updated set of plans for the school rebuilding project. CLICK HERE TO TAKE A LOOK
SCHOOL PLANS Rick Hooks 2011-09-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Aug 31, 2011
ImageScholarship guru Charlie Kunz was recently  recognized for his vision in helping to establish our scholarship program in 1996. For his outstanding work he was presented with a plaque and cased flag that has flown over both the East Alton-Wood River  and Roxana high schools. In 2011 $9800 was awarded to the four scholarship receipts. Pictured (L-R)- Club President Dave,New Generations representative Rhonda , Charlie, District Governor Gordon Jumper.
KUNZ RECOGNIZED FOR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Rick Hooks 2011-09-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Aug 31, 2011
ImageDuring the September 1st meeting Diane Dugger was installed as the newest member of the East Alton club. her installation was conducted by District Governor Gordon Jumper. Diane is in charge of the Boys and Girls Club program at the East Alton Middle School. Please give Diane a warm East Alton welcome.
WELCOME DIANE Rick Hooks 2011-09-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Aug 30, 2011
 The East Alton Rotary club recently awarded $9800 in scholarships to four area high school graduates. East Alton-Wood River high school graduates Samantha O’Daniell and Lindsey Woods received $2750 and $1950 respectively. Roxana high school graduates Allison Scott and Aaron Saul received $2800 and $2300. All four students will begin their academic studies at Lewis and Clark Community College. This is the 15th year that the East Alton club has awarded scholarship based upon academic and participation benchmarks that are reached during the students junior and senior years.
SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED Rick Hooks 2011-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Aug 03, 2011
lewisWelcome to our newest Rotarian, Jenifer Lewis. She is the branch manager for the 1st MidAmerica Credit Union location in East Alton. Let's give her a warm East Alton Rotary welcome.
OUR NEWEST MEMBER Rick Hooks 2011-08-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Jul 20, 2011
The East Alton Rotary Club has started an international project with the Barranquilla Oriente Rotary Club in Colombia. This project initially started as a classroom repair of a volunteer school out in the pueblo. But on further inspection by the architect the entire building needs to be replaced. So now East Alton Rotary is looking for other Rotary Clubs to partner with to complete this project. So if your club is interested in this international project please contact Wendell Ross via email:redd@newssor.com  More information about the project can be found by LINKING HERE
INTERNATIONAL PROJECT UPDATE Rick Hooks 2011-07-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Jul 13, 2011
Our 2000 outbound Long Term Exchange Student (Japan) was in town on a family visit. She stopped by to tell us what she has been doing.
OUTBOUND EXCHANGE STUDENT Rick Hooks 2011-07-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Jun 29, 2011
 Chef Bob's Catering was recently recognized as the 2011 Business of the Year. Watch below as Chris and Dave make the presentation.
2011 BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Rick Hooks 2011-06-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Apr 27, 2011
 A "Like" button now appears at the top of the left column. You  can  click on it  to add this website link and club info to your Facebook wall. A prompt will appear to sign into the your Facebook account, after which you will be able to add a comment that will accompany the post. 
DO YOU "LIKE" US? Rick Hooks 2011-04-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Apr 03, 2011
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You can now search for a Rotary club with RI's free iPhone app. In the Apple app store it's called the Rotary Club Locator from Rotary International. The app also will soon be offered for Android phones.
THE EASIEST WAY TO FIND A MEETING LOCATION Rick Hooks 2011-04-03 20:03:14Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Mar 12, 2011
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Last Thursday we inducted our newest member, Mark Allison. Mark is a long time employee of ConocoPhillips and a major cog in the local Habitat for Humanity program.  Please give him a hearty East Alton rotary welcome!
OUR NEWEST MEMBER Rick Hooks 2011-03-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Mar 02, 2011
Rotarians in New Zealand are doing what they can to assist victims of the devastating earthquake 22 February in Christchurch, where more than 100 people have been killed and at least 200 are still missing.
As efforts move from search-and-rescue to recovery, responses from Rotarians offering assistance have been pouring in. Authorities are requesting that donations in kind or noncash items not be sent to Christchurch, as the government, local agencies, and NGOs have sufficient emergency and second phase supplies for the ongoing needs of the community.
 
CHRISTCHURCH RELIEF EFFORT Rick Hooks 2011-03-02 20:35:11Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Jan 18, 2011
Congratulations to the winners of the 2010 Interact video contest! The Interact Club of Syosset High School, New York, USA (District 7250), captured the grand prize for its entry, “How Do You Interact?” This video shows what exceptional and far-reaching projects an Interact club can complete when its members put their minds to it. You can view the video after the break.
2010 INTERACT VIDEO WINNER Rick Hooks 2011-01-19 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY DISASTER RELEIF Rick Hooks 2011-01-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Dec 16, 2010
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 On December 17 several rotarians spent part of their morning delivering poinsettia flowers to 20 East Alton senior citizens. Thanks to Lori,Rodney, Rhonda, Joe, Rick and Betsy for their assistance with bringing a wee bit of Christmas joy to these folks. Rose took care of the details with Jeffries Flowers in Wood River.
FLOWER POWER Rick Hooks 2010-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Dec 10, 2010
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 A big thank you to all who helped "mind the bucket" on December 11th. A special thanks to Mark  V. for serving as the event coordinator.
SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGING Rick Hooks 2010-12-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks on Nov 04, 2010

Club member Charlie Kunz was recently interwiewed by a reporter from The Telegraph (Alton, Illinois) newspaper. Charlie talked about his World War II expreiences. 

CHARLIE'S WORLD WAR II MEMORIES Rick Hooks 2010-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
New Member Lori Palmer 2010-10-28 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Archives Lori Palmer 2009-09-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Hooks
 ImageRotary District 6460 Governor Gordon Jumper made his annual pilgrimage to the East Alton club on September 1st. He praised the great work that the club is doing and suggested that we could do even more if we continue to grow our membership. We were reminded that the only reason Bill Gates was not a Rotarian was becase he wasn't asked. Gordon told us that we were quite close to reaching the $200 million match for the Gates Foundation grant to help eradicate polio. Through June of 2011 there were only 200 cases of polio reported worldwide.
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THE VALUE OF SOCIAL MEDIA TO ROTARY Rick Hooks 0
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 Photos taken at the Chili Supper are now available for viewing under the "photo album" section in the right column. It was a beautiful night under a full moon. Let's howl.
NOT AT ALL "CHILLY" ON CHILI NIGHT Rick Hooks 0
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Rotarian Wendell Ross recently returned from a visit to Columbia SA. During his visit he identified an an international project, rebuilding a classroom. We will partner with clubs in our area and one near the school. Information about Wendell's travels and the school (along with a video) can be found after the break.
INTERNATIONAL PROJECT Rick Hooks 0
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A photo journal of the 2010 STEAK FRY is now available for viewing.You can find it on the right side of the home page. Double click on any image to enlarge.
STEAK FRY PIX Rick Hooks 0
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A photo journal of the 2010 Soap Box Race is now available for viewing.You can find it on the right side of the home page. Double click on any image to enlarge.
2010 SOAP BOX RACE Rick Hooks 0
Rotary Club of the Riverbend Lori Palmer 0
Posted by Rick Hooks

Photos taken at the Installation Dinner are available for viewing in the photo journal area to the right. (Double click on the image to enlarge.) Videos can be viewed at the blog. Enjoy!

2010 INSTALLATION DINNER Rick Hooks 0
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Representatives at the 2010 Council on Legislation approved an enactment 28 April to add a fifth Avenue of Service: New Generations.

After adopting an amendment to change the name from Youth Service, as originally proposed, to New Generations, the Council narrowly supported the addition to article 5 of the Standard Rotary Club Constitution. The 263-250 vote was received by surprised gasps and applause after a short debate.

A NEW AVENUE OF SERVICE Rick Hooks 0
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March 24th marked the 4th annual combined meeting of our club with The Wood River and Bethalto clubs.We raised $1450 for the Fisher Housenow being built on the grounds of the Jefferson Barracks hospital in St. Louis. A new photo album is posted to the right and you may listen to the program by linking to our blog site- http://eastaltonrotary.blogspot.com/
COMBO MEETING A GREAT SUCCESS Rick Hooks 0
RYLA PHOTO Rick Hooks 0
Visitors Brad Pulaski 0
ROTARY LICENSE PLATE Lori Palmer 0
The Passion Painter Lori Palmer 0
East Alton Rotary Donates Stop Signs Lori Palmer 0
Rotary District 6460 Unveils Facebook Group Lori Palmer 0
Posted by Lori Palmer
Sophomores Sloane Reine, from Roxana High School, and Carly McCleland, from East Alton-Wood River High School attend RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) at Bradley University.
EAST ALTON ROTARY SPONSORS RYLA STUDENTS Lori Palmer 0
EAST ALTON ROTARY DEBUTS BLOG & PODCASTS! Lori Palmer 0
Posted by Rick Hooks
Belleville Rotarian, Debbie Willard, will become the next Governor of district 6510. This article appeared in the March 1st issue of the Belleville News-Democrat.
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Posted by Lori Palmer
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East Alton Rotary Club member, Rhonda Pluester, takes East Alton Rotary Scholarship Student Betty (Avery) Hayes shopping for baby items.
East Alton Rotary Gives Back Lori Palmer 0
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PolioPlus, the most ambitious program in Rotary's history, is the volunteer arm of the global partnership dedicated to eradicating polio. For more than 20 years, Rotary has led the private sector in the global effort to rid the world of this crippling disease. Today, PolioPlus and its role in the initiative is recognized worldwide as a model of public-private cooperation in pursuit of a humanitarian goal.

A Brief History of PolioPlus Lori Palmer 0
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We invoke a blessing upon this meeting
and on people of goodwill everywhere.
May we prove ourselves worthy citizens,
Devoted to truth, sincere in fellowship,
given to service, and steadfast in faith.
May we be faithful to these ideals. 
May we stand firm when the fight is hard.
May we have strength sufficient for this day.
May we be as big as our problems and bigger
than our responsibilities.
May we live up to our capabilities.
-Rotary prayer
ROTARY PRAYER Rick Hooks 0
A New Look at Global Ethics and The Four-Way Test Lori Palmer 0
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